Caleb’s bike is Kona’s latest Process 134 CR DL 29. This bike has been a bit of a change for me as I’ve been on the Process 153’s since 2015. I decided last year that I was not rad enough to justify that much travel. The trails where I live in NZ, well, I should say the trails I ride are just not that steep and a shorter travel, spritely trail bike is more than enough.
I have made a few modifications. It’s kind of a down-trail bike. It comes spec’d with 160 / 180mm rotors, and a 140mm Pike fork. I’ve swapped both those items out for a 200mm rotor in the rear, a 220 up front, and a Lyrik Ultimate at 150mm of travel. I’m not a small guy and the extra stiffness provided by the Lyrik is definitely a bonus, plus it has a little more forgiveness for my lack of line choice.”
The SRAM drivetrain is mostly stock but Caleb is sporting an upgraded stealthy black SRAM XX1 chain, OneUp’s chain guide, and some well-worn Shimano XT pedals.
OneUp’s 210mm dropper provides a massive amount of drop and it’s cable actuation is super reliable, something Caleb relies upon with the amount of travel he does with his bike. OneUp’s comfy single lock-on grips are Caleb’s grip of choice.